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. >> on to business news now, the german economy contracted in the final quarter of last year as the eurozone crisis took its toll, but europe's biggest economy still managed to post modest growth of 0.7%. >> that may not sound like much, but it is more than you expect from most eurozone economies. >> the eurozone crisis has not been able to dampen the mood among eurozone consumers. they are still hitting shops and helping the economy grow modestly. >> despite big increases in the cost of energy, raw materials, and oil, private consumption is up. that is the first reason. the second is that the german economy remained competitive last year despite a weaker environment, and that has given exports a boost. >> exports are the backbone of the german economy. they continued to grow last year, albeit at a slower rate. companies are proceeding with caution. they are cutting investment amid uncertainty about what the new year will hold, especially for the eurozone. in 2011, the german economy grew by 3%. that figure dropped to 0.7% last year. the economy even contracted in the final quarter. the government
they produce of the government, we used indices and they rick every government in the world. did the economy expanded? did did the citizens improved and the nearly use the human development index which looks of both levels of in, but also education and health and other criteria. in democratization, afghanistan did not pass the test. that is definitely a failure. it was about the metal in terms of how much of it was democratized. but in to a government effectiveness, interestingly, come to distinctive do what we hear about, it right second of the 20 countries. had the second-highest improvement. as but we had the seventh highest, but improved. per capita gdp it was the second highest. it is increased by 130% since 2001. interestingly, human development index it was the highest of all 20. it is a combination of standard of living, education, health, the criteria. i think it is so important to see why afghans ought to be more optimistic about what they should be. indeed until many cases more optimistic than americans. longevity is way up. literacy is up, but the number of afghan children stay i
to revive the struggling economy. their economy has been hit by western sanctions over its nuclear program. president ahmadinejad. >> it is an election year. ahmadinejad used most of his time in parliament to defend his government post policies and to talk about how because of his government the country has advanced in just about every sector over the past eight years. but that is not what people wanted to hear. it wanted to hear about the economy and what he plans to do to fix it. in the past eight years, but prices have jumped on just about everything, but the value of the currency has dropped about 70%. the president blames international sanctions against iran's central bank and oil- based economy. he said sanctions are putting pressure on the people and that's what the enemy wants. >> they are against the constructive plans of the parliament, country, and the nation, but they make other excuses for their actions. they're just against iran pose the advancement and impairment. prezioso took shots at his critics and the wallpaper. he said part of the problem with the economy is that the w
of rules that have been established that are impossible to meet without doing severe damage to the economy. we're not going to put ourselves in a position where, in order to pay for the spending we have already incurred, where the two options are we were way to either profoundly hurt the economy, hurt seniors, hurt kids trying to go to college or we will blow up the economy. we will not do that. not whatever congress does. they will have to send me something that is sensible. we should not be doing this in a one-three month time when. why should we do that? where the united states of america. we cannot manage our affairs in such a way that we pay our bills and provide certainty in terms of how we pay our bills? look. i do not think anyone would consider my position on reasonable. major, i am happy to have a conversation about how we reduce our deficits. i'm not going to have a monthly or every three months conversation about whether or not we pay our bills. that in and of itself does severe damage. even the threat of default hurts our economy. it hurts our economy as we speak. if we want t
here in many respects, whether it is deficits, measures to help economy, immigration, gun safety legislation, there's huge support amongst all independents, democrats and republicans throughout the country. the barrier is there's factions here in congress, republicans in congress out of the mainstream. we need to bring the american people to-to-these debates. >> do you need to bring the american people into these debate buys suggesting evil motivation by your opponents? i think that's what -- you know, it's hard to see a president calling you for unity when he is suggesting that people who disagree with him don't disagree with him on policy but because they care more about the nra or they don't care, in the case of the debt ceiling, whether the country falls into recession again? is that the way to go about it? >> the debt ceiling it is truth. think about this, can dirk the first time in our country. >> reminding people president himself, when he was in the senate, voted against the debt ceiling, these people that he is suggest want the country to go into default are doing the sa
having different task force for the visa according to the economy? >> there has to be away -- a lot of our laws date back to the 1950's. some to the 1960's. there has to be a way of bringing it up to date. those are things that will have to be negotiated. all be just say it can't managed by a central system in washington where washington decides how many nurses we need, how many farm workers. business will have to play a role and business will have to be the determining factor in order to make this work in a practical way. >> think for a man and that 10,000 people a day retire in the united states, seven days a week. we are a nation with unemployment and with a shortage of people that go to work at specific jobs. the secretary's point is on target. if you try to do this with an overseer of exactly how many left-handed nurses and right- handed carpenters get into the added states, we are doing the wrong thing. we need to do it on demand. if we have an extraordinary need to be competitive, and many, because of the price of energy and the fact the country is probably will have and have
the world as we continue. stay with us. lou: the obama economy in tonight's "chalk talk" we take a look at the obama economic failure. anti-gun advocate started as seven democrat, and day distort his campaign ad. he supports the second amendment steven haze of the weekly standard, a former bush special assistant to next. ♪ the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone but her likes 50% more cash, but i have an idea. do you want a princess dress? yes. cupcakes? yes. do you want an etch-a-sketch? yes! do you want 50% more cash? no. you got talent. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. what's in your wallet? i usually say that. nothing. are you stealing our daughter's school supplies and taking them to work? no, i was just looking for my stapler and my... this thing. i save money by using fedex ground and buy my own supplies. that's a great idea. i'm going to go... we got clien
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these states have the same epiphany or the same realization that there's only way to get the local economies going and that would be to change their taxes? >> well, i would tell you, charles, we have all looked at the economy that we're competing in, which is worldwide, and we know we need to be more tax competitive. i want to create more jobs in this state, our state, for citizens and higher paying jobs and the way to do that is to have lower income tax rates and corporate rates and in our particular case, i'm proposing the complete elimination of the income tax and the corporate tax rate. we do that by repealing some of the sales tax exemptions that we've granted over the years, we need a modern, simpler and fairer tax code. charles: i'm going to get to the fair issue in a moment, governor. but the basic premise that somehow this will spark the economy, obviously everyone doesn't believe that or that would be the program now. why would someone in your state who is worried about this, how do you convince him that this will indeed help the overall economy? >> well, i'm going to talk to him a
to raise taxes created a dilemma in the world's ninth largest economy. with budget cuts coming like clock work, the state's college and university systems declined in offerings and in reputation. schools suffered cutbacks in personnel and programs. services for the poor were trimmed by $15 billion since 2008. state workers were furloughed. then in 2010, promising to use his long honed political skills to fix the state, jerry browne, a democrat, was elected governor. 30 years after he held the job in the '70s. he faced a $26 billion deficit and started making more cuts and changes like transferring inmates from the state's overcrowded prisons to county jails and closing down local redevelopment agencies using the money for the state budget. meanwhile, the economy started to improve in fits and starts bringing in more tax revenue. but it all wasn't enough. brown proposed to california voters a measure to raise income taxes on the wealthy and sales taxes for everybody. to the feun of $5.6 billion. brown campaigned vigorously from what was called proposition 30 in last november's ballot. >> l
much for that election day euphoria... >> the economy has now lost 650,000 jobs just in the past three months... >> all eyes are now on barack obama to turn it around... >> narrator: the cascade of bad news began with the economy. >> fear swept through the markets... >> he had to start thinking about this the day after he was elected. >> this was the most eventful and consequential presidential transition in american history. >> we were all worried about what we were seeing. we knew that the credit system was pretty quickly headed towards something that looked a lot like seizure. >> narrator: the president-elect was told that in the two months since lehman brothers crashed, the panic on wall street had only gotten worse. >> what we were facing was something that, really, he had never contemplated, never experienced. >> narrator: unemploymenwas nearly seven percent and climbing. the stock market was down more than 6,000 points. >> there was a growing sense of calamity. this could be the most climactic economic crisis in all of american history, that we were that close to a complete melt
economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. you can count on that the things i have said in the past, the belief we have to have stronger background checks and we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacity of the hands of folks that should not have them. the assault weapons ban is meaningful and those of the things i continue to believe make sense. will all of them get through this congress? i don't know. >> welcome back. these of the stories making headlines. france is sending more troops to end terrorists linked troubles. the united nations is meeting over west african troops the health of the army defeat the rebels. france wants the security council the speed of the deployment of more than 3000 soldiers to form an intervention force. and a cleric that he calls a long march says he wants government dissolved by tuesday morning. he says he wants an end to government corruption. >> of the government in power is making
economy was hit by the global financial crisis. china's commerce ministry spokesman told reporters on wednesday that the country's foreign direct investment fell 3.7% to over $110 billion, compared to the previous year. the decline is due to the slowdown of the global economy, stemming from the european debt crisis. the country's rising labor costs also reduced the merits of setting up factories there. another factor, the sluggish pace of investments from japan. bilateral relations soured over the disputed islands in the east china sea. analysts say china needs to improve investment environment to boost foreign capital, which the country's leaders believe is indispensable for stable economic growth. >>> japan's two major oil firms together with a state-backed bank, will set up a joint company to run large scale power generation or mega solar facilities. executives of cosmo oil, showa shell sekiyu and development bank of japan group will create the new company at the end of the month. each of the three entities will invest in the eight mega facilities nationwide. they hope to begin
of deflation and revitalize the economy. and he wants to reinforce ties with countries considered to be engines of growth. abe had hoped to make washington his first foreign visit. but u.s. officials couldn't find time because of president obama's inauguration. still, abe wants to visit as soon as possible. he says the alliance is the foundation of japanese security in an increasingly difficult environment. japanese and american diplomats have been struggling to agree on how to relocate a u.s. military base in okinawa. they've run into strong opposition from residents. on top of that, the americans have been pressuring the japanese to start talks on a free trade agreement. farmers and lobby groups are urging abe not to join the transpacific partnership. many wonder how abe will balance these pressures as he tries to achieve these goals. nhk world. >>> four days of anti-government protests in pakistan have come to an end. patchari raksawong joins us from bangkok with an update on the situation. patchari, good evening. >> good evening, gene. the protests may be over but the problems remain in pak
. he has promised to pull japan out of deflation and revitalize the economy. and he wants to reinforce ties with countries considered to be engines of growth. abe had hoped to make washington his first foreign visit. but u.s. officials couldn't find time because of president obama's inauguration. still, abe wants to visit as soon as possible. he says the alliance is the foundation of japanese security in an increasingly difficult environment. japanese and american diplomats have been struggling to agree on how to relocate a u.s. military base in okinawa. they've run into strong opposition from residents. on top of that, the americans have been pressuring the japanese to start talks on a free trade agreement. farmers and lobby groups are urging abe not to join the transpacific partnership. many wonder how abe will balance these pressures as he tries to achieve these goals. nhk world. >>> four days of anti-government protests in pakistan have come to an end. patchari raksawong joins us from bangkok with an update on the situation. >> good evening, gene. the protests may be over but the p
. they are badly designed and they are damaging the venezuelan economy. the economy is, frankly, in shambles. barclay's research puts venezuela's annual fiscal deficit at nearly 20% of gdp, one of the highest imbalances in the world. total debt has more than doubled since 2008. and that is despite the fact that venezuela has the greatest proven reserves of oil in the world. more than saudi arabia, iran or canada. when hugo chavez first came to power in 1999, oil was trading at $11 a barrel. today, it is trading at $111 a barrel. chavez has presided over the greatest windfall in his country's history. and, yet, venezuela is probably the only petro state in the world where people regularly suffer power outages. infrastructure is crumbling and public security is abysmal. venezuela has one of the worst homicide rates in the world, worse even than colombia, honduras and mexico. a recent foreign affairs essay pointed out that venezuelan exports to the u.s. from the start of chavez's rule through 2011 added up to nearly $350 billion. that's iconic for a presidency which marketed itself as anti-amer
is needed is working more closely to reintegrate the afghanistan into the regional economy. this includes enhancing and building more power grids. pakistan needs power. it needs access to energy. afghanistan needs power. if you create interdependency between these countries, especially countries that are not on friendly terms with each other, which will enhance the chances of stability to allot more more expensive projects could be pipelines and others, but at least the national grid, railroads. fortunately, pakistan is extending its railroad into kandahar. the railroad from central asia will connect now across afghanistan, north and south. we can really rebuild afghanistan as a crossroad or roundabout of trade. that is key. internally, improving access to capital in afghanistan by providing political incentives, in terms of political assurance, making more credit available for investment by international companies in afghanistan, allowing afghan companies to have access to easier credit -- these are the key issues that could help afghanistan on the economic front. more importantly, a cle
the greatest global economy in the entire history of this universe. host: all stop you on that point. thank you for the call from chicago. this from our twitter page -- a headline this morning, wall street done with washington's drama. the markets new attitude toward brinkmanship, wake me when it is over. they shudder to think what congress can do to the economy. a breach of the debt ceiling would we far more damaging than a trip over the fiscal cliff. after two years of divided government, they seem to treat this crisis as a new normal. investors are no longer hanging on washington's every word in the weeks leading up to a deal. next, john from tennessee. caller: good morning. i am calling about the debt ceiling. yes, it does need to be raised. because we have to pay our bills. if the government is allowed to borrow money and set their circumstances, then why is the private business sector not allowed to do that? the federal reserve has been shut down as far as to the bankers, as far as the this man being able to borrow money. the industry in the united states needs money to operate on and and
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the economy collapse. and in classic washington fashion, this is the case with the schoolhouse is on fire and rather than focusing on putting the fire out, everyone in washington runs out to use as much water. the budget deficit is the economy right now. that's the to 50 minute like that but that's the truth. i think it would be great if an organization with strength and integrity of a or b. would stand up and make the point because we're having an entire budget that is basically premised on something that is not true. >> i agree with you. we do have underlying pieces of our economy that need to get fixed. but massive change in spending and we've already cut a trillion dollars over all in spending. we've cut medicare as part of the political their act. we have to be really careful and just solving these problems by cutting spending. .. >> we do it in a way that supports families and the population that we have. >> let me just add to that. i agree with you, but unfortunately, most of the people on social security will be on fixed budgets. and so there's still a danger having out-of-pocket
.s. economy. >> so we got to pay our bills. and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> rose: other topics included the ongoing debate on gun control, and the lack of diversity in the second term appointees. joining me from washington al hunt of bloomberg news and from the white house major garrett of cbs news. thank you. al better i start with you. characterize for me the president in temperament and in words on the debt ceiling. >> charlie, i think he realizes he has a winning hand substantively on this and there will be caveats in just a moment. i was struck, however that what this really, his last press conference his first term showed he should h
job creation and the american economy. today we will hear from s.e.c. commissioner danny gallagher who i think is well-positioned to lay out an agenda for this in the next year. we hope this is an agenda that can attract strong bipartisan support. mr. gallagher brings a unique combination of backgrounds. he started as general counsel for a financial services firm. then joined the staff of commissioner paul atkins and worked for commissioner, worked for the -- at the f.c.c. as deputy director and then acting director in one of the largest divisions. he's been on the senior professional staff, then was in private practice and about 14 months ago was confirmed by the u.s. senate as securities and exchange commission commissioner. i think everybody who who knows him will know several things about him. he is smart, he understands the complex issues. second, he is -- he has an ability to see another person's perspective and find consensus and make forward progress on issues and understands that you can achieve consensus while still remaining true to principle and finally that he is a great p
of the two-year-old conflict which continues to take a toll on the syrian people and their economy. >> a coptic christian airline worker in britain has won a legal battle after claiming she was subjected to religious discrimination. the european court of human rights said british airways should not have ordered nadia to should not have ordered nadia to hide it across that she
the goal is to overcome the negative impact of the strong yen and deflation and to create a strong economy with growth in jobs and income. on the other hand, the council states the government needs to achieve the primary balance by reducing the deficit to half by fiscal 2015. but the draft fell short of setting a specific limit on the issuance of japanese government bonds to finance the budget, as the previous administration of the democratic party did. it only urges the government to keep bond issues to a minimum. >>> executives at struggling chipmaker renesas electronics say they need to slash their workforce even further. they're planning a 10% staff cut through a voluntary retirement program. renesas is one of the world's largest suppliers of microcontroller chips. managers told the company's labor union that they'll offer early retirement to about 3,000 employees aged 40 and older. the plan is part of restructuring efforts put in place after the company reached a deal on a rescue package with investors. the deal will allow renesas to receive about $2.3 billion from a state-backed fund
is struggling to fix its economy. al jazeera, cairo. minister hasance escaped onunharmed after a bomb exploded near his car. it is not clear if he was the target. two of his guards were injured. he made headlines when members of his security team were arrested on terrorism charges. security officials in libya city still have no information about who attacked a italian diplomat in benghazi. the car came under fire on saturday. several bullets hit the car window but the consul was not injured. it is where the attack on the u.s. consulate took place last year, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three of his employees. explosions in several afghan villages -- trying to recover the bodies of four taliban fighters killed in a battle with nato troops, but they may have been wearing suicide bests -- that has not been concerned -- confirmed. the parliament of has been removed for failing to provide security. 96 people were killed there on thursday. most of the victims were shia muslims. many of the families are still refusing to bury their dead. -- then's prime minister shia there want t
tough decisions to move our economy forward. that worries me in the near term. in the long term it's our education because that is the future. >> schieffer: not terrorism education. >> we can handle terrorism, are we can handle a nuclear-armed iran. we can't handle another war where new americans are young enough to protect our country. >> schieffer: thank you for your service thanks for being with us today we'll. we'll be back in one minute with the mayor of los angeles. >> schieffer: joining us now the mayor of los angeles antonio villaraigosa. you are going to make a big speech tomorrow on immigration the "new york times" reports this morning. the whitehouse is planning a big push on immigration. give us an out line of what you're thinking about here. >> the time is now. we can't wait another political season to pass comprehensive immigration reform. this isn't just a moral it's an economic imperative. if we bring these people, 11 million people from out of the dark and into the light it's about a $1.5 trillion impact on the u.s. economy. the dreamers alone is dollars 129 billion i
economy, is signaling they're on board, announcing today they'll spend $50 billion over ten years on new products all made right here at home. so, how many jobs could that be? our made in america captain is back, david muir, on the case. david? >> reporter: that's right, diane. walmart now the latest and largest retailer to say, in essence, wait a minute. while the math of making things overseas made a lot of sense, it doesn't always add up now. and economists arguing their move today was about far more than just p.r. tonight, walmart with that bold promise. buying an additional $50 billion in goods to sell, made in america over the next decade. it comes after years of criticism that walmart doesn't pay enough in wages and that the company sells too many products overseas. critics arguing that's how they keep their prices so low. we asked walmart shoppers to check the labels today. it didn't take long. maria small and her new blouse -- >> made in china. >> reporter: this couple and their new stool. >> made in china. >> reporter: but today, walmart u.s. was adamant, saying two-thirds of w
typical marxist wants to have heavy government control of the economy, control of wages, control of planning. more planning, more regulation, less economic freedom, a much more extensive welfare state. there is a big overlap in that. if you read libertarians talk about the iraq war or the afghanistan war about drone strikes in pakistan, then read marxists talking about the same thing, you could not tell them apart. marxists would say this shows how evil capitalism is. there is overlap about the particular issue. >> how does the institute fit in with "reason" magazine? >> i see them as policy wants to help shape policy better. there are not doing anything radical. they are trying to say things like, rather than doing social security this way, we will do it this way. people think we have to do single payer health insurance. if we allow for competition, we could have health insurance that would be better than what we have. we tried to influence decisions on capitol hill in a way that is politically feasible, not likely. something that could happen. >> i wrote down a number of instit
unpopular. egypt's number one industry is touchism. their economy depends on it. why would they do this to an american? >> top-level officials in the state department and the embassy as soon as 3:00 today called me and said if you can -- because i didn't come out here to start pointing fingers or hassling anyone other than bringing attention to the situation. they said listen, if you can avoided talking about the tourism aspect, that would be great. i said i can't -- i respect my state department and they're top-notch as well but i can't not mention this. i would say to anyone considering going to egypt right now, avoided egypt with every fiber of your being. until they can prove that they're going to treat visitors, anyone for that matter, ethically and morally stay away. i hope it stings economically. it is my own little private embargo. you can't have this. >> john: we're very happy to welcome any members of the egyptian government to come on and refute your story or give their side of it. i would be eager to hear it and have you back. how can people learn more about you? >> go
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